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Queensland

Queensland is second largest Australian State and offers countless places to visit that are unique and fascinating. The main attractions are as follows:-

Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland has stylish restaurants and bars, lush mountain rainforest, pristine beaches and an attractive city skyline.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system made up of 2,900 individual reefs and stretching 2,600 kilometres, located in north Queensland.

The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 beautiful islands, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairn and the Gold Coast is the most famous holiday destination in Australia, with its beaches, lush national parks, theme parks, and endless entertainment.

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and extremely beautiful, situated just north of Noosa.

Mackay Embark, Townsville and Sunshine Coast are other beautiful places to explore with coastal beaches, rainforests, rolling hills, outback and country town experiences.

Queensland provides many exciting things to do such as fishing, surfing or relaxing on the astounding beaches. There are over 200 national parks with more than 1000 species of native vertebrates; individual can observe them in their natural habitat.

Explore the rich history and relaxed lifestyle of the state, which is the great experience for the tourist.

Entertained at Wrest Point Casino is a perfect place for an exciting night because it offers variety of entertainment facilities like quality restaurants & bars, live performances, and plenty of gaming tables and machines.

Experience the Brisbane Ekka, a popular annual event that attracts people of all ages to the city.

Throughout the year events are held in the major cities of Queensland such as Brisbane, Cairns, Whitsundays, Caloundra and Maroochy. Some well-known annual events are the Gold Coast Indy, Schoolies and music festivals. Other events include culture, sport, art and film.

Queensland has a very good transport network and a plenty of transport options that suits tourist budgets and requirements. Tourist can visit these places through different tour packages available to them. The detail information regarding the tour can be available through internet or visitor centre, which help them to plan a trip in a better way.

Queensland
Coordinates 23°S 143°E
Capital city Brisbane
Demonym Queenslander, Banana Bender (colloquial)
Government Constitutional monarchy
 Governor Penelope Wensley
Premier Campbell Newman
Australian state
 Self-governing colony 6 June 1859
 Statehood 1901
 Australia Act 3 March 1986
Area
 Total 1,852,642 km² 715,309 sq mi
 Land 1,730,648 km² 668,207 sq mi
 Water 121,994 km² (6.58%) 47,102 sq mi
Population (End of March 2012)
 Population 4,560,059
 Density 2.61/km² 6.8 /sq mi
Elevation
 Highest point Mount Bartle Frere 1,622 m (5,322 ft)
Zipcodes
Postcodes Range 4000—4999, 9000—9999 (LVRs and PO Boxes only)
Gross State Product (2010–11)
 Product ($m) $251,616
 Product per capita $55,414
Time zone(s) UTC+10 (AEST) (does not observe DST)
Federal Representation
 House seats 30/150
 Senate seats 12/76
Abbreviations
 Postal QLD
 ISO 3166-2 AU-QLD
Emblems
 Floral Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis)
 Animal Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
 Bird Brolga (Grus rubicunda)
 Fish Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos)
 Mineral or Gemstone Sapphire
 Colours Maroon
Website www.qld.gov.au
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